New Year's Millionaire Raffle Now on Sale for January 2 Drawing

Nov 10, 2015, 09:33 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the New Year's Millionaire Raffle, featuring the Pennsylvania Lottery's best chances of winning a $1 million prize. The drawing will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Only 500,000 tickets are available for this game, which features 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. Tickets will be sold until 8 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out.

"A Millionaire Raffle ticket makes a fun stocking-stuffer for anyone over 18," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "Winning up to $1 million could be a great way to ring in 2016."

Winning Millionaire Raffle numbers are randomly selected from among ticket numbers sold. If all available tickets are sold, each $20 ticket offers a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 83.33. The game's prize levels are:

  • Four prizes of $1 million
  • Four prizes of $100,000
  • 100 prizes of $1,000
  • 5,892 prizes of $100

Each ticket features a unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially as tickets are sold across the state. The first ticket sold is number 00000001 and the final one available is 00500000.

To be considered a winning ticket, the number on the ticket must exactly match a winning number selected in the drawing, with all digits in the same sequence.

Winning Millionaire Raffle numbers will be randomly selected after 8 p.m. on January 2 and announced after 10 p.m. at Players should also check their tickets using scanners found at Lottery retailers.

For the convenience of players who like to pool their ticket purchases with others, Millionaire Raffle Pool Play forms are available on whenever the game is on sale.

First launched in 2005, Millionaire Raffle was originally offered twice a year but is now conducted four times annually. It was last drawn on Halloween.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $25.8 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.

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